Dr. Steele: So, Heart Health Awareness Month. Here we are; Heart Health Awareness Month is in February. My name is Dr. Erica Steele. I’m a holistic doctor in family practice. I hold six degrees in my field, and they’re all in the natural healthcare space. So welcome to my channel. It’s time to raise awareness about heart disease.

Mainly because it’s February, and everybody’s talking about it. So heart disease, unfortunately, is the leading cause of death worldwide. So, my purpose here is to educate people about the risk factors for heart disease and to educate people about how to have a healthy lifestyle and create healthy choices and habits, and behaviors that can help to prevent this particular condition.

I’m always teaching about being proactive instead of reactive. So during Heart Health Month, we really wanna speak to various pain points you’re experiencing. It’s important to know that eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, not smoking, managing stress, maintaining your health, and controlling blood pressure, are just some examples of how you can care for your heart.

During Heart Health Awareness Month, several organizations and healthcare providers hold health fairs, walks, runs, and educational seminars. So this is really the. To get out into your community. In this area, we have a big heart health gala, and we really want to build awareness so that people understand the importance of keeping a healthy heart and a healthy heart lifestyle.

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Many organizations also provide information and resources online to help people learn more about heart health, including information on reducing the risk of heart disease. Through healthy lifestyle choices, it’s imperative to note that caring for your heart is not a once-a-year experience.

Even though February is our observant month, we want to make sure that you are creating an ongoing effort to ensure heart health every month, every week, and every day. Again, to recap, eating a healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise in movement, not smoking, managing your stress, managing your weight, and controlling blood sugar.

Woo, I’m tired already. So, it’s essential to know you wanna take it one thing at a time, step by step. You focus on the stage you’re on or the next step. So go ahead and jot. You need to make a whole list of things proactively with your health, and start at the first one; they say it takes 21 days to build a healthy habit.

I recommend to my patients to start with water first. Really it’s a mindset, so it’s making a decision. And then following that is about water. And then we look at protein, and then the list goes on. If you need any. Help in educating yourself about heart health. Please reach out to our practice at holistic family practice va.com.

We’re more than happy. Happy to help you to live a healthy and natural lifestyle.

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